The Queen is Dead/Not Dead

The end of the second Elizabethan Era through the tearful lens of a Black soldier in 1945 and Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Slaughterhouse Five’

Queen Elizabeth II, 1959 via WikiMedia

When news of Queen Elizabeth’s departure from this life flashed across my phone, I was immediately put in mind of that famous photograph of the Black soldier — an accordion strapped across his chest —…



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